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Kingsvale-Oliver Reinforcement Project – Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA – May 24, 2012 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated a total of $10,200 to the Métis Nation BC to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Kingsvale-Oliver Reinforcement Project in British Columbia.

This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is intended to support public participation in upcoming steps of the comprehensive study process, including the review and comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines, the EIS, and the Comprehensive Study Report.

A funding review committee, independent of the environmental assessment process, was established to assess the applications for funding. The Funding Review Committee's report, along with further information on the project, is available on the Agency's website, in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, under reference number 12-03-64738.

FortisBC Energy Inc. is proposing to construct a new 161-kilometre long natural gas transmission pipeline generally alongside the existing natural gas transmission pipeline between Kingsvale, B.C. and Oliver, B.C.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

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For more information, media may contact:

Maxine Leger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0406

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